By EW Staff
December 03, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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Nicki Minaj had a great year in 2015, playing sold-out concerts, winning multiple awards, and even receiving praise from Queen Latifah.

At the VH1 Big in 2015 With Entertainment Weekly ceremony, Minaj was honored by Latifah, who called the rapper “a force in the hip-hop community.”

“You’ve become an inspiration to women everywhere,” Latifah said. “I love how you’re never afraid to speak your mind. You’re a strong woman, you refuse to be backed into a corner.”

She added, “You’ve established yourself as one of the greats. No one can take that away from you.”

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In addition to Minaj, VH1 and EW honored Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, the cast of Straight Outta Compton and more at the event. Viewers can catch VH1 Big in 2015 on Dec. 7 at 9/8c on VH1.